'Arab Spring' actually 'Islamic tsunami'
A U.S.-born Israeli author and expert on the Middle East says the recent massacre of Christians in Egypt illustrates that the so-called "Arab Spring" has actually become an "Islamic tsunami."
When Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak was toppled from office after nearly three decades of power, most of the world celebrated the seemingly pro-democracy movement sweeping through the Middle East.
But now, vivid video of armored vehicles has been released, showing Coptic Christians being mowed down in the streets of Cairo for protesting their persecution at the hands of the Islamists, who now control Egypt.
David Rubin, author of The Islamic Tsunami: Israel and America in the Age of Obama, suggest the transition from spring to tsunami did not happen overnight.
"The 'Arab Spring' was never an Arab spring; it was always an Islamic tsunami," he contends. "You look at Egypt today and you see that the Christians of Egypt are terrified. There were rumors that the Christians in Egypt were going to be building -- horror of horrors -- a church, and the Muslims went absolutely berserk. They started rioting and threatening the Christians and attacking them in the streets. And eventually, the Egyptian military government sent in the army and the Egyptian police, and they mowed down protesters and killed 24 Christians."
Rubin concludes that Egypt is not a safe place to be right now, especially for Christians.http://www.onenewsnow.com/Culture/Default.aspx?id=1457140